2024 Los Angeles County Spelling Bee Winners

Thu Mar 21 13:55:00 PDT 2024

The 2024 Spelling Bee competition was back in person for the first time since 2020.

The 2024 Los Angeles County Regional Spelling Bee, hosted by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), showcased the linguistic skills of 42 spellers from public, private and charter schools across the county. These students, champions in their own right, earned their spot through district-level victories, community bee triumphs or by acing the Scripps online tes

The competition took place at Almansor Court in Alhambra, and lasted 12 intense rounds. In the end, it was Oliver Halkett, a 6th grader from The Mirman School, who earned the number one spot! Oliver sealed his win by correctly spelling "uliginous" and then securing the championship with "melologue."

Viviana Chen, a 6th grader of Walnut Valley Unified School District captured second place with an impressive showing, stumbling only on "uliginous." Meanwhile, Alejandro Sanchez, a 7th grader from Los Angeles Unified School District Region South secured third place after tripping over the word "diptych."

The event was not just a showcase of spelling skills but a celebration of academic excellence and dedication to mastering the intricacies of the English language. Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work and determination!

2024 Spelling Bee participants